Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Serving Students and Faculty with Open-Access Textbooks

2012-2013 Digital Commons Community Webinar series, “Serving Students and Faculty with Open-Access Textbooks.” 
In this webinar, Sarah Beaubien (Scholarly Communication Outreach Coordinator) and Charlie Lowe (Assistant Professor of Writing) of Grand Valley State University will share their success in bringing students targeted, high-quality texts at minimal or no cost.
Webinar: Serving Students and Faculty with Open-Access Textbooks
Date/Time: Monday, December 3, 11:00 am PST
Presenters: Sarah Beaubien and Charles Lowe, Grand Valley State University
Register here: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/515782367

Many professors are developing their own textbooks for use in their courses, and institutional repositories make the perfect publishing venue for these valuable resources.  Charlie, a professor in the Department of Writing and editor of two OA texts, will discuss the process of creating an OA textbook and using it in his teaching, while Sarah will discuss the services the IR offers for these and other original OA texbooks by GVSU faculty.